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Health Ministry extends Ebola response plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry has extended Uganda’s Ebola response plan due to lack of funding. The Ebola response plan was supposed to end in September 2019, but has now been extended to the end of December 2019 due to lack of funds as the Ministry waits …

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Private emergency care providers decry lack of training entity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Private emergency care providers are speaking huge sums of money to train their workers abroad in emergency care due to lack of a specialized training facility in the country. Isaac Mundeyi, the administrator of City Ambulance, a private emergency care provider disclosed this in an …

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Minister, MPs blocked from accessing Lubowa hospital site

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng and Permanent Secretary Diana Atwiine were today blocked from accessing the site for the construction of the proposed International Specialized Hospital Uganda, in Lubowa. A team from Parliament’s National Economy Committee had gone to monitor ongoing …

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Head Teachers face penalties for enrolling unimmunized pupils

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Head teachers who admit unimmunized children in their schools risk being punished, according to Ronald Gyagenda Ssegawa, the Health Ministry Secretary. He notes that although the Health Ministry has introduced school registers to track the immunization record of learners, many school heads are taking it …

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Health Ministry stops surveillance of all Ebola contacts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministry of Health has declared Kasese district Ebola free and stopped following up on Ebola contacts there. No new Ebola case has been registered in the district since last month’s outbreak. Three people who had traveled to DRC to bury a relative entered Uganda …

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41,500 TB infections not treated annually-Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 40,000 Tuberculosis infections are not treated. This is according to a 2017 study carried out by the Health Ministry in partnership with World Health Organisation-WHO and Global Fund. Dr Stavia Turyahabwe, the programme manager of the National TB programme attributes the high number …

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Tobacco companies hampered implementation of law-Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Tobacco Control Act was enacted in 2015. However, the Health Ministry says the law has been shelved because of numerous injunctions and lawsuits filed by tobacco companies. Addressing stakeholders during the commemoration of the World No Tobacco Day in Kampala on Thursday, the Health …

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Health Insurance Bill ready for cabinet discussion-Minister

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry is waiting for a slot in cabinet to discuss the universal health insurance bill before forwarding it to parliament discussion. The Health State Minister in Charge of General Duties, Sarah Achieng Opendi disclosed this while addressing reporters in Kampala Friday. She …

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